About Me

I'm Dave Tucker. I've worn many hats in the past (including a Red Fedora). From Consultant to Engineer, from Technical Marketing to Product Management but there is always one thing that remains constant. My love of making things that delight people.

I've helped to build a number of successful open source software products (for details see my Github profile). I co-founded and built SocketPlane which was acquired by Docker in March 2015. I'm currently helping to build Docker for Desktop (macOS and Windows).

My passion continues outside of work where I enjoy experimenting with single-board computers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Cubieboard et. al) and 3D Printing. When I'm not tinkering, I can be found spending time with my family, cooking or practicing Tai Chi.

If I'm not making, I like to be talking about making. To that end, I've spoken at conferences and events across the world about technical topics like Networking and Docker containers. I'm a big fan of mentoring others and I enjoy volunteering at my local library.

I've recently taken the plunge and entered back in to education to pursue a degree in Astronomy and Planetary Science and one day I would love for something that I make to end up in space.

My current professional interests are:

  • IoT and embedded development
  • Computer Graphics and Simulation including VR and AR
  • Video game development in Unity or Unreal Engine 4
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Data Science

My current academic and research interests are:

  • Exoplanetary Science
  • Application of my coding skills for the betterment of Astronomy

DISCLAIMER

ALL WORDS HERE ARE MY OWN AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF MY EMPLOYERS